Friday, October 10, 2008
Brown rice (or "hulled rice") is unmilled or partly milled rice, a kind of whole grain. It has a mild nutty flavor, is chewier than white rice and becomes rancid more quickly, but is far more nutritious.Since brown rice still has the bran intact, it has more fiber than white rice. One cup of brown rice has 3 1/2 grams of fiber while the same amount of white rice has less than one gram of fiber. We all need from 25 to 38 grams of fiber in our diet everyday.
Brown rice also contains nutrients like magnesium, manganese, and zinc. White rice has reduced levels of these nutrients, but is often fortified with iron, and some B vitamins.
Brown rice takes longer than white rice to cook, so increase the amount of water slightly. Brown rice doesn't have the fluffy texture of white rice, but its nutty flavor and chewy texture makes brown rice a tasty way to get fiber into your diet.
Brown rice fried rice is a prep that I had made with left over rice;under 10 mins and with loads of healthy and colorful vegetables.
2 cups left over cooked brown rice
1 medium onion thinly sliced
1/2 cup shredded cabbage
2 table spoons red capsicum thinly sliced
2 table spoons green peas
2 table spoons soya sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 table spoon oilve oil
Heat oil in a pan and add onions and cabbage to the pan. Saute for 2 mins. Add red capsicum,peas, salt, pepper and soya sauce and mix well. Now add the left over brown rice and mix all the ingredients well. Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot!!!!!!